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67resto-coupe
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From: sacramento, ca. usa
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posted 06-15-2001 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67resto-coupe   Click Here to Email 67resto-coupe     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
re: suspension...
i've seen the post about the ladder bars and traction bars, my question is, what set-up is recommended for a car more suited for handling than drag racing? i'd most likely be in more of a "carving" mode than a drag race mode, granted i do like an occasional stright line blast.
re: ignition...
i've seen the msd stuff, distributor, box and coil and was wondering about the crane system. what distributor does the hi6 run off of? does crane make one or do you hook it up to any dist? any opinions about the Davis Unified Ignition set-up? i kinda like the fact that the DUI is one single unit as opposed to 2 or 3 pieces wired together.
thanks again.......jeff

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richard bohm
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posted 06-16-2001 01:54 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for richard bohm   Click Here to Email richard bohm     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
for the suspension:
if you want to carve corners then stay away from the ladder bars. they are good only on the drag strip. if you want to do the fabrication them the best set up is the override traction first put on the GT-350's.
the next best is the underride bars. mustangs plus and P-S-T have good kits that are engineered to work together. they include springs, shocks, and sway bars(front and rear). if you have a 66 or earlier mustang run a 15X7 wheel with 4" backspacing and a 215/60r-15 tire. this will prevent tire rub. for 67 and later run a 225/60r-15 same reason.
for the ignition:
the crane HI-6 is a digital ignition where as the msd is analog. you can use any dist that fits a ford with the crane. holley also makes
a good ignition system. most aftermarket ignitions will wire in to the stock dist. as for the DUI ignition i have considered using it. i like the idea of a one wire hook up, however i am a little put off by the gm hei look. but we shall see.

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69maverick
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posted 06-16-2001 08:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 69maverick   Click Here to Email 69maverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The DUI is way to much for the money !! Go to Advanced Auto get a Duraspark Distributor for a 84 or 85 5.0 stang with a 4bblcarb, single Vac. for 45 bucks! Put it together with the crain box and you will be very happy! Forget MSD there old school! They do work but Crain is better in my opinion of course!!

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GTRocks
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posted 06-17-2001 11:11 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GTRocks   Click Here to Email GTRocks     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I made some suspension comments in BRUISER's topic "Which way to go?..." that you might be interested in. I have the Magna kit on my '66 from Mustangs Plus and posted a write-up on its capabilities.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-17-2001 09:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 69maverick:
The DUI is way to much for the money !! Go to Advanced Auto get a Duraspark Distributor for a 84 or 85 5.0 stang with a 4bblcarb, single Vac. for 45 bucks! Put it together with the crain box and you will be very happy! Forget MSD there old school! They do work but Crain is better in my opinion of course!!

Plus, the DUI is a GM HEI.

When I was a tech, half the cars that came in on the hook had HEI failures. If I had a penny for every burnt out HEI module I changed... Plus, they love to burn up rotors.

I agree the Duraspark is great.

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JAAZZY
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posted 06-18-2001 03:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

You might find that a slightly stiffer rear leaf will give you what you are looking for without adding any bars.

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